Friday, May 2, 2014 5:00 pm - 11 pmNewberry Street Festival Center Aiken, SC
  • Doing Good!
    Proceeds from the Lobster Races benefit clients served by Hitchcock Healthcare, Tri-Development Center of Aiken County, and The Aiken County Special Olympics.
  • Family Fun
    Every year thousands of fun seekers come out to cheer on their favorite lobster.
  • And The Winner Is...
    Adopt a lobster and join in the fun on stage as the crowd cheers you and your lobster on!
Lobster Adoptions are only $125!


Be a part of Aiken's biggest annual reunion and party during 29th running of the Lobster Race. Proceeds from the Lobster Race are donated to programs for the mentally and physically challenged in Aiken County. Average annual attendance of approximately 12,000.

Admission Info

  • At the Gate - $10
  • Children under 6 - Free
  • Students - $ 5 with a student ID (over 18 years of age must show school ID to get student price)
  • T-shirts are $20, those wearing a 2014 Lobster Race T-shirt get in free.
  • Over 21 with ID: wrist band to purchase alcoholic beverages $1.00
Atlantic Broadband, Sponsor
Aiken Standard, Sponsor

Aarons, sponsor

Beasley Broadcasting Group sponsor of Lobster Races

Enjoy Miller Lite at the Lobster Races! Channel 12 News, sponsor of

Event Information

  • Friday, May 2, 2014 from 5:00 pm - 11 pm
  • Newberry Street Festival Center Aiken, South Carolina
  • Gates open at 5:00 pm near Newberry Street and The Alley.
  • Lobster Race T-Shirts are now available for sale at the following outlets! Atlantic Broadband, Hitchcock Healthcare, All-Star Rents, Lionel Smith Ltd., Ingate Pharmacy, Aaron's and Screenprint Factory.
    Get yours today and skip the admission at the gate...hurry, sizes may be limited!
  • 100 thoroughbred lobsters will compete in several heats leading to the main races that will start at 7:30 pm.
  • Stage 1: Lobster Track
    7:30 races 1-9
    9:00 races 10-16
  • Stage 2:
    Kara's List 5:00-7:15
    Nick's Kids 7:15-9:15 (3 shows)
  • Stage 3: @Hotel Aiken
    Palmetto Groove 8:00-11:00
  • Stage 4: behind Tako Sushi
    KGB (Kenny George Band) 8:00-11:00
  • Stage 5: across from Tako Sushi
    Anybody's Guess 8:00-11:00
  • Stage 6: across from Davor's
    Merging Traffic, friends and guests
    Rezon8 7:00-11:00
  • Community Stage
    Nick's Kids 7:15-9:15 (3 shows)

The children's area features activities and interactive rides and games. Many local restaurants will be on hand to provide food for festival goers as well as vendors on Newberry Street. For additional information please contact Robin at 803-646-0523 or email